Located inside The Jewish Community Center on 90th Ave. SW
Look below at the schedule and reserve your spot for Fall/Winter 2016/2017!!
Classes start on the week of Oct. 3rd 2016 and go to Dec. 16th 2016, then start up again Jan. 9th 2017 and go to March 31st 2017. We then go month to month through April and sometimes May. If you need to start at a later date, then email Laura or Trev and we'll prorate your membership!
Modelled after The Engine Room located in downtown Calgary this studio has been designed for ease of use, maximum airflow, and enjoyment! There are SHOWERS available after every class as well as DAYCARE if you take classes inside 9am - 11am. You DO NOT need to me a member of the Jewish Community Center to take these classes, however there is a discount if you are or become a member.
BIKE MOUNTING and STORAGE IS INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP !!
Use of SHOWERS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP !!
Email Laura if you have any questions.
All of my classes and those of my instructors have no ability criteria, however, the classes are designed to prepare you to progress toward a goal or race. It doesn't matter if you are preparing for a cycling vacation, a Gran Fondo, racing off the front in a cycling event, striving for a personal best time, or simply wanting to commute more safely and competently, I want you to have goals and be motivated to achieve them. It is not a general unstructured fitness class and we don't make pretty sets simply to pass the time. We spend our precious time in the saddle getting more competent on the bike and talking / getting pumped about training hard, riding outside, and maybe racing. There are no egos at this class; everyone is the same speed on a trainer. If you are a triathlete, these classes will likely make you faster even on the run.
These classes drastically differ from generic spin classes in several ways. They follow a progression to land you in March / April a superior cyclist and athlete than when you began 6 months prior. While the end result will be quality fitness, my instructors and I do not teach simply to 'burn calories'. Similar to your participation being goal oriented, my goal will be to make you more competent, confident, safe, skilled and faster on the bike. This involves laying the ground work in early season and progressing intelligently toward the outdoor season. The training sessions are hard. The classes (time on the bike) will vary in length.
The new studio (The Revolution) is using brand new Computrainers with software I have been using for 7 years with my Spinmommas and 1 year in The Engine Roon. It uses your own wireless devices, like your Garmin or Wahoo Cadence and HR monitors! The data from your complete workout will be available and easily analysed post-training session! Power progress will be monitored with quantifiable numbers. Cycling is not all about power, but it is useful and fun to watch something quantifiable. The classes will still focus on technique, ride strategy, pacing, nutrition, confidence, safety in groups, and fun as well! The addition of the Computrainers now allows consistent training at thresholds specified by the instructor. The ability to have a quantified reliable instantaneous output to give you feedback as to your current and 'over time' performance provides you with extremely useful feedback and extra motivation.
The bottom line: good company, great music, and smart sessions.
Each 60 - 70min class is capped at a hard 15 cyclists. I like to keep the class size down and keep the personability up. You will find after a few classes you have a whole new group of friends to help you achieve your goals.
When purchasing, please realize I am selling a membership to 'reserve a spot' that will be there guaranteed for you during the time frames you registered for. I am not selling individual drop-in classes in a package. I steer away from 'drop-ins' as workout progression throughout the 6 months is calculated carefully, and all cyclists are encouraged to attend as many classes as possible to ensure they can execute to maximum effect.
If you do not have a road bike, but DO have a MTN bike, this is no problem. The only thing we need to do is to put a non-treaded tire on your rear wheel. If you let me know you have a MTN bike, I can help you with this!
Please peruse the calendar above and choose the cycling class that best suits your time schedule. All classes are sold in groups of two time allotments and are colour coded accordingly. Once you have chosen the time frame that works for you, proceed to the bottom of the page to register!
Facility Head: Laura Connolly
Laura has been with me for 5 years and has been a pleasure to watch develop into a confident competent cyclist during our time together. She already had a triathlon and downhill skiing background, but can now add experienced cyclist to the list!
Hand Picked Instructors
I am very fortunate to have assembled this list of Instructors that will all be teaching Doctrine programs with their own unique flare. The cumulative relevant experience that will be available to my indoor cyclists is truely amazing. Stephen Kenny comes from the Randonneuring world of hard men where there is no excuse not to be moving forward. Tanya Salomon has an amazing 18 years of triathlon competition experience. Michael Godfrey has the most cool background belonging to Canada's Ariel Freestyle National Team before turning professional and touring the world. His stunning body awareness is pivotal in his teachings of the Doctrine method and augment the program seamlessly. Marie Michalski's background in ariel acrobatics and Pilates Instructor Training, coupled with her recent rise in regional cycling racing and Xterra will have you appreciating the proper movement of the human body while you are working hard. Cat Young joins us again and has established a large following in her classes. She is married to a hair model who makes other men feel ugly. I am excited to have Sherri Buchignani teaching under The Doctrine banner this year as she is one of the most well known local indoor coaches in Calgary. Sherri has taught at WinSport, Tri-It, and the Winterclub and moves almost exclusively into The Engine Room for 2015! Andrea Ingstrup is in her second year of teaching and her 6th at the studio! She has incorporated cycling into her everyday lifestyle and you rarely see her teaching without her husband in the front row! We also have Dan Sigouin, Linda Sutherland, and Kevin McClelland moving up to instructors after several years of learning the ropes.
What to bring to class
You DO NOT need to bring a trainer! You will need to bring your bike, shoes, workout clothing, 1 or 2 towels, water bottle(s), and post-workout nutrition. This sounds like a lot, however my cyclists quickly get into a routine and it is no problem.
Bike Mounting and Storage Service
The studio will have room for 45 bikes for the cyclists. At the JCC, bike storage is mandatory as the facility is not set up to handle bikes coming and out regularly. With your 6 month membership, you get a hook to mount your bike. You, of course, are allowed to take your bike home if you are going on a cycling vacation or are upgrading it, but we would appreciate if you kept it there most of the time.
Cycling to a vacation!
Motivation is the key when attending these classes. You will find if you ask around in the class there are many different manifestations of motivation. Several of my cyclists used my inaugural May Cycling Vacation in Oliver as one of their early seasons goals. This works extremely well and every one of the attendees had a great time. Again this year (2017) I will be hosting three Cycling Vacations in Oliver in May. If you would like to put down a deposit on this, then click the button below. I will then contact you with which dates you would like and we'll go from there.
Need a bike or need your current one upgraded or tuned up?
The Doctrine Training, and now the JCC, has a strong tie with local bike shop Speed Theory. Being a registered member of The JCC Revolution Studio will come with priority service as well as a relationship to ensure your bike is well taken care of. In The Engine Room downtown, cyclists regularly use the shop's facilities when requiring a tune up, new tires, or a component that has worn out. The Doctrine plans to make this service available to JCC Revolution members as well. When contacting Speed Theory, make sure you tell them you are a registered member!
Weekend and Volume Classes
Saturday morning Volume 9:05am - 11:20am Instructors: Laura Connolly
Sunday morning Fat Burn 60 9:05pm - 10:05pm Instructor: Kevin McClelland
Volume (Oct 8th 2016 - Mar. 31st 2017)
This will be a 2 - 2.5hour volume-based class that will be primarily continuous sessions meant to mimic a solid ride outside. We will still focus on coordination and pedal stroke, but in a continuous-based manner that will complement the other classes or act as a stand-a-lone if you aren't already coming to The JCC Revolution. The power band will be narrower than the shorter classes to compensate for the increased length. All abilities welcome, as the class is limited to 15 and we can tailor the session based on your history and requirements.
Fat Burn 60 (Oct 9th 2016 - Mar. 31st 2017)
New for 2016/2017 Kevin is offering a 60min class on the weekends which will have a focus on continuous effort and a lower intensity than the 60min weekday classes. These classes will still highlight cycling specific technique and skill work, but is a happy compromise between the 2 hour Volume Classes and the 1 Hour Weekday High Intensity classes.
Tuesday and Thursday Morning 6:00am - 7:05am Instructor: Laura Connolly
Monday and Wednesday Morning 6:00am - 7:05am Instructor: Laura Connolly
POWER BREAKFAST (Oct. 3rd - Dec. 14th 2016 and Jan. 9th - March 29th 2017)
These classes have gained immensely in popularity over the last several years. Cyclists realize that once home from work, there are too many distractions and responsibilities to reliably and consistently get in a solid session. Having a reliable solid session in the bag once you get to work in the morning has been found by my cyclists to remarkably reduce the stress throughout the day as well as the stress associated with negotiating a training session in the evening. Most cyclists in this class do not stay for the core session as work is calling, however, it is an option.
The other weekday classes are modelled after the morning class. The morning class starts very strictly on time and finishes on time to ensure our cyclists make it to work on time. The other classes definitely are punctual but sometimes the evening classes like to go an extra 10minutes or ask questions or the like. But the main training sessions are the same.
Tuesday and Thursday Mid - Morning 8:00am - 9:05am Instructor: Laura Connolly
Tuesday and Thursday 7pm - 8:10pm Instructor: Kevin McClelland
The Staple (Oct. 4th - Dec. 14th 2016 and Jan. 9th - March 29th 2017)
This is my most popular and historical class in The Engine Roon; many of the participants have been with me in excess of 6 years! Kevin is going to head this class. We've had the pleasure to watch many cyclists progress with their skills and enjoyment on the bike year over year and look forward to seeing it develop in the new facility. This class follows a progression I have been developing and constantly improving. If you are interested in preparing to become a better cyclist in general (and this doesn't just mean big power), then this class and all those offered below are your ticket. It isn't a free ticket, or an easy ticket, but it is a REAL ticket.
Tuesday and Thursday Noon - 12:57pm Instructor: Tanya Salomon
Nonn Watts (Oct. 3rd - Dec. 14th 2016 and Jan. 9th - March 29th 2017)
This is very similar to the 6am class, but will be slightly longer and will focus on longer tempos that cater a little more to triathletes or cyclists that spend a lot of time riding outside solo. It is still very much a cyclist's class, however, it will focus more on longer tempos and be slightly longer in duration.